Winter Weather for England
• Winter averages+3°С / humidity 85%
• highest was +13°С
• lowest was -5°С
• expected –+3°С
England is foggy, rainy, cloudy. It snows rarely in early winter. Dense fog, snow and rains are usual for the middle of the season. Frosts at night and snow are in the northern regions of the country. The coldest month is February.
Downtime in England in Winter
Winter in England is slow season time. The flow of tourists is low. During the Christmas and New Year holidays, prices for flights and tours rise in times, the flow of tourists increases, like in high season.
December 25 and 26 are days off throughout England: most of public transport, museums and stores are closed
Official winter sales begin on 26 December and last until the end of January; in some stores, until the end of February.
In December tourists hurry to the Christmas events:
• Lincoln Christmas Market. Opening hours: 10 am - 9:30 pm. Location: by the Lincoln Castle on Castle Hill. Free admission
• Greenwich Christmas Market. Opening hours: 11 am - 8 pm. Location: 5b Greenwich Market, London
• Winterville Clapham Common. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 15 pm - 10 pm. Entry fee ~€2.3, Friday and Saturday after 6 pm ~€5.6. Location: Clapham Common at Windmill Dr, London.
Within the market: a roller disco, UV mini-golf, a secret cinema, yoga on ice and drag cabaret.
• Hogwarts Castle for Christmas. Location: Warner Bros. Pavilion at Leavesden Studios, Watford city. Opening hours: 9:30 am - 8 pm.
Prices: ~€ 57 adult, ~€ 47 children, free for children under 4Y
During visit: secrets of filming, magical snow, a detailed model of Hogwarts; the Great Hall.
Visiting London with children travelers rush to fascinating museums:
• Natural History Museum on Cromwell Road, South Kensington. Opening hours: daily, 10 am - 5:50 pm, December 24-26 closed. Free admission, temporary exhibitions are paid
• Science museum on Exhibition Road, South Kensington. Opening hours: daily, 10 am - 6 pm, December 24-26 closed. Free admission, temporary exhibitions are paid
• Sea Life London Aquarium on Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London. Opening hours: Sun-Fri 09:30 am - 6 pm, Saturday 09:30 am - 7 pm. Tickets: online ~€ 38, ~€ 45 on the door.
Shopping fans stroll along the shopping centers:
• Luxury brands find in Intu Trafford Centre on The Orient, Stretford, Manchester
• Luxury Department Store by Harvey Nichols find in Cabot Circus at 25 Glass House Ln, Penn St, Bristol
• More than 100 boutiques find at 5 Shires Ln, Leicester
Admirers of Alice in Wonderland follow her ways in Oxford, visiting:
• Christ Church College on St Aldate's street. Here Lewis Carroll’s prototype – Alice Liddell spent her childhood. Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm. Tickets: ~€ 12, free for children under 5Y
• Ashmolean Museum is a museum of Art and Archeology on Beaumont Street. Here Alice spent a lot of time listening to the stories of Charles Dodgson. Opening hours: 10 am - 5 pm. Free admission
• Worcester College at 1 Walton St. It is known for its tunnel connecting the garden and the square in front of the college building, that is how the story began when Alice fell into the rabbit hole. Opening hours: 2 pm - 4 pm. Free admission
For Valentine's Day in London, holiday-makers:
• Book a table beforehand in the most romantic restaurant Clos Maggiore. Location: 33 King Street, Covent Garden. Average dinner price is ~€ 100 per person.
• Get to Beyonce parties in the popular London club XOYO. Location: 32-37 Cowper Street. Entrance fee starts at ~€ 4
• Watch romantic movies. Location: Backyard Cinema, 42 Newington Causeway. Ticket Price ~€ 21
Packing List Items
To England in winter fetch: a down jacket with a hood, insulated cargo pants, a scarf, a hat and gloves. It is good to have waterproof low speed non-slip shoes.
Dress in several layers: a light blouse or raglan, a cashmere jacket.
To look trendy in England, choose: vintage trousers, an oversize sweater, a floor coat and a felt hat.
Mind, a raincoat is the best solution: saves dry in a strong wind and rain; it lets sightsee if it drizzles.
Know what: it rarely snows in winter in England; a lot of British in winter walk in short-sleeved T-shirts and shoes with their bare feet; the tradition of fox hunting is still preserved in England, despite animal welfare societies. Buy tickets to England – find out many more surprising.